Babysitter Training Course

Baby

We are holding a 2-day Babysitter Training Course on Thursday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th. This course is for children aged 11+, and space is limited to 15 particpants. You  must commit to both sessions.

Topics to be covered:
-Babysitting I, Safety- Police and Fire Department officials will discuss phone etiquette, dealing with strangers, responding to fires and other safety related issues.

-Babysitting II- Practice basic first-aid. Covers minor injuries, choking, cuts, bruises, poisoning and how to make a first-aid kit.

-Babysitting III- Discuss what activities are appropriate for certain ages, the Seven Principles of Discipline and common behavioral issues. Also includes “how to entertain” children and the business aspect of babysitting.

-Babysitting IV- Learn what foods are appropriate and how to feed a newborn, infant, toddler and pre-schooler. Thinking “safety first” you will discuss food preparation, servings, allergies and how to make nutritious snacks.

This class is made possible thanks to the 4-H Youth Development Program, UMASS Extension

Please call the library to register 413-245-3518 or message us on Facebook.

Bunny Story Hour with Bonnie

Rabbit
Join us for a bunny story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, May 25th, from 4:15pm – 5pm! This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.

Easter Story Hour with Joanie

Easter picture books and Easter egg craft
Join us for a special Easter story hour with Joanie on March 28th from 4:15pm – 5pm! We will be reading Easter books and making sparkly eggs to take home. This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.

Blind Date With a Book!

 

For the month of February at the Brimfield Public Library, check out our surprise books wrapped in red. Read the profile on the cover and take a chance! Will your blind date be hot or not? Rate your date at the end and return it to let us know!

Earl Rhoades: Art

Earl Rhoades artwork

Stop by the library to see some beautiful artwork from local artist Earl Rhoades in the Sherman Room! Artwork is available to purchase if interested.

Snowflake Glitter Slime Story Hour

Snowman

Join us for a special winter story hour with Bonnie on Wednesday, January 24th from 4:15 – 5pm! We will be reading snowmen books, making sparkly slime to take home and a special treat to eat! Please let us know if your child is allergic to Borax or any item found in sugar cookies, frosting, chocolate chips, pretzels or marshmallows. This event is limited to 12 participants ages 3-10. Please call the library at 245-3518 or sign-up on Facebook. If our parking lot is full, please park next door at the Town Hall Annex.

Earl Rhoades: Art Show

Earl Rhoades artwork

Join us on Monday, January 22nd at 6pm for local artist, Earl Rhoades, as he presents his gorgeous artwork for all to see. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Library, Inc. Overflow parking is available at the Town Hall Annex. Light refreshments will be served.

Henry David Thoreau Community Read and Quote Walk

Henry David Thoreau

In honor of the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, we are hosting a Community Read of the book Thoreau on Freedom: Selected Writings of Henry David Thoreau during the month of November and will have a book discussion on November 28th from 6:30-7:30pm. Food and beverages will be provided. A limited supply of free copies of the book are available at the library – stop by to pick yours up!

Also, during the entire month, stop by the library to go on our Thoreau Quote Walk. Walk through the library to find some of Thoreau’s inspirational quotes on our walls and read our informational bulletin board on one of Massachusetts’ most famous writers.

Harvest Fest 2017

Join us for Harvest Fest 2017 on Thursday, October 26th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. This event is geared towards children in grades Pre-K — 6th. Costumes are optional. Space is limited so call 413-245-3518 or reply on the Facebook event to sign up. Please let us know the names and ages of the children and how many adults will be attending along with them. This is a free event sponsored by the Friends of the Brimfield Public Lirary, Inc. Hope you can make it!

3rd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

We are looking for families to participate in our 3rd annual pumpkin decorating contest. Buy a pumpkin, carve it, paint it, dress it up like your favorite cartoon character… whatever you like, the possibilities are endless! Drop off your completed pumpkin to the library anytime between Saturday October 21st and Wednesday October 25th. Voting takes place on Thursday October 26th at Harvest Fest. A prize will be awarded for the winning pumpkin. You don’t need to be present to win.